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Weekly Recreational Water Quality results updated

St. Petersburg, Fla.  (October 18, 2018) – While the calendar says October, it still feels like summer around here...and this weather is perfect for a visit along the water.  As a service to residents and visitors to the Sunshine City, St. Petersburg samples and tests for recreational water quality at some of the most popular coastal venues in and around our city. 

The weekly Recreational Water sampling and testing has been completed by the City of St. Petersburg Environmental Compliance Division on the near-shore waters along Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Listed below are the results and Water Quality Category according to the Healthy Beaches Program for Lassing Park and the Beaches from the October 17th sampling event.

  • Lassing Park    4 CFU/100 ml     Good
  • Maximo Beach     4 CFU/100 ml     Good
  • Northshore Beach    4 CFU/100 ml    Good
  • Treasure Island Beach    4 CFU/100 ml    Good

As a reminder, Florida Healthy Beaches Program Categories are:

  • Good = 0-35 Enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water
  • Moderate = 36-70 Enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water
  • Poor = 71 or greater Enterococci per 100 milliliters of marine water

For more information on the testing of recreational waters in St. Petersburg, including an interactive map featuring our expanded sampling sites, be sure to check



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